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. >> what reverend brown says is a need for inclusion. >> there are people in this nation who happen to be gay or lesbian, and they deserve to have equal protection under the law. >> it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that i think same-sex couples should be able to get married. >> president obama's historic endorsement pushed the subject back into the spotlight but former san francisco mayor and gavin newsom has a role in changing the national dialogue. he deidentified the law and allowed same-sex marriage at city hall. and today he was on "meet the press" to discuss the president's new position. >> i'm proud of the president and proud he is on the right side of hoyt and proud he did it during an election. >> reverend brown is quick to point out his church will not be performing same-sex weddings. he describes it as a wedge issue, design to divide the african-american community and diminish support for president obama. >> we're not going to be duped or fooled. let anybody do something that would derail the re-election of this man, mr. barack obama. >> but opponents to same
. so far 28,000 customers have opted out of the smart meter. >> and governor brown's new budget is on the table. some will like it and some will not. his challenge is dealing with a bigger than expected deficit of $16 billion. abc 7 news is in sacramento to explain how he intends to do that. >> i'm laying out pretty tough cuts. >> governor brown broke bad news to californians. the state financial picture has worsened since his original prose passal in january. >> we're going to have to cut deeper, i'm linking a series of reductions real increased aus stare ti. please increase taxes temporarily. >> and the federal government rejokting some of the cuts the deficit jumped to $16 billion forcing the governor to propose deeper cuts now include cutting state borker pay by 5% shutting down operations for one day per week and recusing number of hours seniors and disabled get at home by 7%. disabled advocates say cutting their home care further makes it harder to avoid nursing home autos my cooking, cleaning and bathing would be affected. i would get less services which those services ar
texters in their tracks. >> and the governor brown orders an immediate audit after the september 11th plate delivers a lot of empty promises. abc 7 news continues in one minute. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> a bill to improve breast cancer detection in women with dense breast tissue passed out at the state senate today requiring women who fall into that category but be informed they have dense breast tissue and that it can obscure cancer on a mammogram and they may wish to discuss the potential value with their doctors. the bill now heads to the assembly. >> if you paid extra for a special california license plate to help victims of september 11th this may make your blood boil. millions generated created in california has not gone to help the people it was supposed to. abc 7 news is live at sacramento and there is some serious explaining to do. >> this state has taken in $15 million for the special september 11th license plates being offered in california. now we're finding out that money is being spent -- not all of the money is being spent appropriat
brown revealed today the state budget deficit has grown to $16 billion. the governor made that announcement in a video address posted on youtube in january the deficit was just over $9 billion. governor brown says it's nearly doubled since then because the economy isn't ramping up as fast as the administration had hoped. >> this means we have to go much further and make cuts far greater than i asked for the beginning of the year. but we can't fill a hole of this magnitude with cuts alone, without doing severe damage to our schools. >> ama: the governor will lay out a revised spending plan that relies on voters approving higher tacks on the wealthy in november. state republicans responded by saying the deficit news underscores the need to reign in spending -- rein in spending. >> alan: 100 supporters of a skyline high school student who was shot and killed bay police officer protested his death with a march for justice today. they made their way from birch street in oakland, where the shooting took place to the east mont mall police station. they say an officer killed the m
governor jerry brown declaring this to be wildfire awareness week and nannette miranda joins with us more. >> the air fleet remained intact for the fire season and the rest of the operations didn't farewell. >> from january to arngs california responded to 800 wildfires. last year, only 300. the alarming spike combined with dry winter forced the state to urge californians to do their part by creating defensible space. >> we're prepared and individuals need to be prepared. >> the homeowner preparation is important this year because of cuts that are totalling millions of dollars, five bulldozers won't northbound use, one air base was shut down. three-man cruise will be a sign for engines and for a second year, california could not afford to keep the converted dc 10 on a contract. so states swil to fight over it. >> to have it available oncall costs us more per hour. the operator has to make his money, pay people and to do maintenance. >> all of the talk of cut backs worried residents who live right next to areas prone to wildfires. they'll be depending on cal fire since vegetation is notice
but two engines were off today on what is called brown outs. there is a neighbor who checked if anyone was still inside. >> knocked on the door. he noticed that there is a righthand corner of the house was on fire. so... quick action and that is something fire department and neighbors count on. they're neighbors knocking on doors to make sure everybody is okay. by the time we got here, nobody was in either house. >> and as you can see, over the fire the roof collapsed and firefighters removed off the roof before it gave way. because of that no firefighters were injured and there is no house was injured and there is a steady stream of water to knock them down frkts are still on the scene. we have not yet received an estimate of the damage to the two houses. david louie abc 7 news. >> it will be considerable. >> one of the men charged with the beating of giants fan brian stow told his own mother he was involved thachl is what a videotape reveals today. abc 7 news is in los angeles with the story. >> there are two men sat in court and listened to several witnesses. in the morning the pros
say he has not been seen since 6:30 last night. he has black hair and brown eyes. anyone with information is asked to call the police department. >> bay area teenager accused of shooting at two people and stealing a chef lamborghini was back in court today. max wade went before a judge and did not enter a plea. he is being charged as an adult in the theft of chef guy fieri's car. wade is facing two charges of attempted murder and a drive by shooting involving a girl he liked and her companion. his attorney entered a motion to bar the media from this trial. >> this is a very complicated case. i asked that the public keep an open mind. one of the most-important things in our society is right to presummation of evidence. >> he's being held at juvenile hall. >> university of california taking steps to cutoff access to the occupy encampment. today, california protested it's no longer allowing people to enter the area, anyone inside is still able to leave n a statement to abc 7 news the provost said the jufrt ready to try any means necessary to clear demonstrators by mid may so
, brian brown, his wife and daughter on the way from sacramento to their mountain home, to mountain home, in idaho. their cessna went down saturday night. the girl was able to call 911. >> what is your emergency? >> i'm in an airplane and i crashed. i need to you send a search party. >> rescuers treked through six-foot snow drifts to reach the crash site. the family spent 15 hours in below freezing conditions and a military helicopter hoisted them out. they're now recovering from injuries and it's unclear what caused it to go down. >> that is researchers reporting blue fin tuna swimming from japan to california loaded with radio active contamination. the first time such a big my greating fish has been known to carry radio activity 6,000 miles. the level of the element was found in 10 times higher amounts than p years past. it is leaked from japan's nuclear reactors and the levels are far below safety limits for blue fin. interesting. >> and there is a new pricing strategy getting a lot of attention from lawmakers in washington. >> they're not happy about what they're hearing. >> no uncer
? >> governor brown proposed a 5% pay cut and saying that everyone needs to share in the pain. now, a voter-approved commission might do the same for him and other state lawmakers. >> and a new institute poll found only 25% approve of the job lawmakers in sacramento are doing. next week, the citizens compensation commission votes on whether to make them take another 5% cut. and dan loeb thinks it's well deserved. >> we have a second highest unemployment rate in the country. jobs are leaving california in record numbers. sacramento spends beyond its means. we zront a spending cap. you know? i don't blame them. >> the commission slachs pay 18%, cutting salary from $116,000 a year to current $95,000. another 5% would take pay down to $90,000 a year, they still would be able to keep their 142s aids day tax free per diem for living expenses. critics say every day people won't be able to run for office is the @ this rate. >> i'm concerned because the commission continues in the direction it's headed only rich people will serve. only rich people are serving voters have to ask who are they serve so
of honor in the lobby. >> caltrans honored its dead today with governor brown presiding over a ceremony. it included 178 orange safety cones one for each employee killed on the job since 1924. 9 governor declared this work zone awareness week, urging drivers to slow down when seeing caltrans employees on the road. >> distracted driving is on the rise everywhere. a study suggests college students could be the worst offenders finding that 78% of clerj students say they use a cell phone behind the wheel. now that number. 52% reported that they do use hands free cell phones. that good news offset by this, 50% said they send texts while driving down the freeway. >> and honda not going to have to pay a los angeles woman nearly $10,000 for overstating fuel economy claims on the civic hybrid. a judge overturned a decision by a commissioner that said mileage claims are for comparison to other cars and don't take into account variations with vehicle petitions. the woman ordered to pay court costs, 75s oodz from cars to something else we spend money for, home prices have been dropping and they sti
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